Food Essay

652 WordsNov 24, 20133 Pages
I agreed to take part in a blog tour of the book Fast Food Vindication by Lisa Tillinger Johansen. Lisa Tillinger Johansen is a registered dietitian and health educator who teaches a variety of classes on diabetes, pre-diabetes, hypertension, cholesterol, weight management, coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, and healthy eating for adults and teens. She holds a Master of Science degree in nutritional science, Coordinated Dietetics Program, from California State University, Los Angeles. The author has provided a rafflecopter giveaway that you can enter at the bottom of this post. In the meantime, here is my review of the book. I can agree with a couple of the main themes in the book Fast Food Vindication by Lisa Tillinger Johansen. She makes the argument very clear that fast food has been singled out and vilified beyond what it deserves. Fast food is not the only source of unhealthy food within our society, with neither sit down restaurants, grocery store food or home-cooked meals are necessarily any healthier. Fast food restaurants are increasingly trying to serve healthier food and will continue to improve as long as people make the demand for healthier food. Lisa Tillinger Johansen is a dietitian who used to work as a real estate agent for McDonalds. I asked her about her connection and whether she had any employment connections with them now. She wrote: I don’t see myself working for McDonald’s again or any other company in a commercial real estate capacity, which is what I did for McDonald’s. I was in commercial real estate for 20 years and I enjoyed it, but as I entered into my forties, I just wanted to do something else for a career. I have had an almost lifelong passion of eating for health, so I left McDonald’s and went back to school to get my masters in nutritional science. I’m currently a health educator at Kaiser Permanente and I

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